The Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate, Lagos, Fredrick Nwajagu, has been arrested in a midnight raid by the Nigeria Police and Department of State Services (DSS). Nwajagu, the Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate was arrested by a combined team of police and DSS in the early hours of Saturday, Guardian Newspaper reports.
The source revealed that the team stormed his palace but he fled; he was eventually traced to a hotel in Ejigbo and arrested at 1:00 am., and he is currently in the custody of the DSS.
The Eze on Friday vowed to invite members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to Lagos to secure properties of Igbo people in the state. Nwajagu, in a 49-second video shared on Twitter on Friday, said the move became necessary in the wake of attacks on some Igbo people in the state.
The Igbo leader said he stood by his words, insisting that his people must take a stand in Lagos. “IPOB, we will invite them. They have no job. All of the IPOB will protect all of our shops. And we have to pay them. We have to mobilize for that. We have to do that,” Nwajagu said. “We must have our own security so that they will stop attacking us at midnight, in the morning, and in the afternoon. “When they discover that we have our own security, before they come, they will know that we have our own men there.” “I am not saying a single word to be hidden. I am not hiding my words; let my words go viral. “Igbo must get their rights and get standing in Lagos State.”
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